FMCSA

New rules address ABS, turbos

Two equipment rules – one which makes permanent an existing requirement for antilock brake systems, the other regarding turbochargers – are now federal regulations.

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Save $10 on CSA 2010

How to request your Pre-Employment Screening Program data from FMCSA without paying the PSP contractor. Visit http://fmcsa.dot.gov/foia Make your request in writing and include your name, address, and a telephone number via the snail mail address noted on the above web page or via fax at (202) 385-2335 or email at foia@fmcsa.dot.gov. Be certain to... *Specify that you are looking for data ...

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Hours proposal timeline set

The White House Office of Management and Budget is expected to release proposed rulemaking on hours of service by Nov. 26.

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Agency adjusts cargo scoring for CSA 2010

FMCSA is recalibrating the BASIC by adjusting the cargo securement violation severity weightings based on comments from experts.

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CSA 2010 Driver’s Handbook now live

You may have seen it out at the truckstops already, but if not, I thought I'd take a moment today to alert you to our CSA 2010 Driver's Handbook, now online in an interactive digital version. Combining reporting from Overdrive and Truckers News editors (from myself to Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter and others) with information provided directly by the FMCSA dispelling some of the common myths and misconceptions out there about the program, it's ...

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Federal official outlines driver health concerns

Anne Ferro of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said commercial truck drivers’ life expectancy is 16 years less than the general population.

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Ferro expects hours rule release in November

Anne Ferro of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration expects the White House to release the new rule by the end of this month.

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Federal agency requires recorders for Colorado fleet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered JBS Carriers to put EOBRs on its more than 700 trucks by March.

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CSA 2010 to bring increase in driver pay?

The news over at the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday included a release from editors at J.J. Keller, emphasizing the reach of CSA 2010 beyond just for-hire truck carriers. "When the term 'motor carrier' is used," says Transportation Management Editor Robert Rose, "many people immediately connect this to mean only 'trucking companies.' In actuality, applies to all carriers with a US DOT number engaged in the furtherance of interstate commerce, no matter what 'type' of ...

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LogBook

The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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